Dakota skipper

Dakota skipper

Inspiration: In the midst of my grief about the climate crisis, I heard that the Trump administration was weakening the Endangered Species Act. I paint the natural world to bring me closer to it and remind me of the interconnectedness of life. “The earth does not...
ostrich portrait

ostrich portrait

inspiration: I googled “whimsical animals” and spent a few minutes with the resulting images, all of which were paintings. I was struck by a couple of images featuring ostriches. It’s an unexpected animal: a bird so big, with the emphasis on legs and no ability to...
black-eyed susan & monarch butterfly #10

black-eyed susan & monarch butterfly #10

inspiration: Every now and then, I get email from someone who has stumbled on the 100 monarchs page. I feel guilty for not having accomplished my original vision. (In 2015, I had a grand idea that I would paint/draw monarch butterflies and somehow raise money for the...
Daylily

Daylily

Inspiration A flower bed of daylilies ran across the front yard of the house in which I grew up. 4 feet deep and 20 feet across, it included dozens of plants. My mother added them to her cooking, making butter-drenched buds and stuffed blossoms. When I was 13, the...
Philippine tarsier

Philippine tarsier

  Inspiration I am playing with the kind promise “I will be tender with weakness,” soI Googled “what’s the weakest animal?” And found https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-most-anatomically-weak-animal Philippine tarsier 5 Interesting Facts About Philippine Tarsiers...